The FBI has responded to the bombshells revealed in Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” by lashing out at so-called “conspiracy theorists.”
In the recent releases, the files show Twitter executives colluded with the FBI to bury the Hunter Biden laptop story and any other information damaging to Democrats.
However, arguably the biggest bombshell to emerge is that the federal government paid Twitter millions of dollars in taxpayer money to censor Americans on the platform at the Bureau’s request.
Critics accused the FBI of improperly using these requests out of political motivations.
The FBI responded by rejecting the accusations.
“The correspondence between the FBI and Twitter show nothing more than examples of our traditional, longstanding, and ongoing federal government and private sector engagements, which involve numerous companies over multiple sectors and industries,” the FBI statement to Fox News reads.
“As evidenced in this correspondence, the FBI provides critical information to the private sector in an effort to protect themselves and their customers.
“The men and women of the FBI work every day to protect the American public.
“It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit the agency,” the statement concludes.
The statement is not likely to quell criticism from people like Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana.
The senator has called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to testify before Congress about the accusations.
“The FBI has a lot of explaining to do about the Twitter files,” tweeted Kennedy.
“These revelations should make every American who believes in the First Amendment gag.”
The White House, on the other hand, downplayed the released documents in a statement on December 5.
“So look, we see this as an interesting, or a coincidence, if I may, that he would so haphazardly, that Twitter would so haphazardly push this distraction that is full of old news if you think about it,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the time.